Building a healthy organizational culture

February 7, 2011 - TAGS: Employers

As a small business owner, it is a good idea for you to foster a healthy organizational culture. You may wish to improve on any particular business weaknesses before they develop into real problems: remember that corporate culture can affect the bottom line.

Organizational or corporate culture is the attitude of the people who make up the organization or business, reflected in their values, behaviours and ideas. A healthy culture will allow your workforce to feel connected to the big picture and share a common sense of purpose. If you create a positive environment, it is more likely that your employees will enjoy their work and be more productive. Factors that form the basis of an organizational culture include:

Building a strong organizational culture is more than simply enjoying a pleasant atmosphere. The goal is to influence employees in a positive way so that they will always strive to improve performance and productivity. Employee satisfaction can also result in customer loyalty, enhancing profitability.

It makes sense to pay attention to any signs that your organizational culture is becoming unhealthy, so that you can rectify the situation:

You, however, have the power to create a strong organizational culture by:

No one type of organizational culture is best for all situations. Even within your business, you may find that various pockets reflect different organizational cultures.

For more on managing relationships with your staff, see our section Management Leadership.


Posted by Nicolas on February 8, 2011
Je trouve tres interessant et bien elaborer.J'aimerai voir sur cette liste 4 choses:
1. L'integrite.
2. La generosite.
3. La responsabilite.
4. L'ecoute.
Ces elements permettent de creer la communication claire et precise (sans ambiguite)en plus de creer un climat de confiance et de contribution ainsi les coequipiers sentiront etre accepte et un sentiment d'apartenance est present.
Posted by Nicolas on February 10, 2011
J'aimerai ajouter aux commentaires precedents quelquechose que tout etre humain aprecit c'est 'la reconnaissance'.
Une aproche qui peut ouvrir un nouvelle espace de communication serait aussi devant une crise ou une panne au lieu de chercher qui est responsable et quoi n'a pas fonctionner ce serait plus benefique de voir qu'est ce qui n'etait pas la ou qu'est ce qui manquait pour que cette crise arrive.
Posted by jpjp on May 19, 2011
To enhance company culture, I suggest having a free talking forum where all employees freely talk about company's issues and problems.

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